Broken teeth are the most common type of dental emergency. In some cases, it’s possible to carry out repairs and save the tooth, but if the damage is too extensive, your dentist may recommend replacing the tooth. If it’s impossible to salvage a broken tooth, there are some excellent treatment options on offer.
What options are available if a tooth is beyond repair?
If your dentist believes that it’s better to replace the tooth than to try and restore it, there are various options available. Extracting the tooth may be a daunting prospect, but there are some incredible tooth replacement methods out there today. If you’ve lost your teeth, we can recommend a viable treatment option based on your needs and preferences. Options include:
Dental implants: dental implants are titanium prostheses, which are implanted into the jaw bone to act as a substitute tooth root. Once the new root is in position, it can be attached to a crown, a denture or a dental bridge. Implants are designed to last for many years, and they are a versatile option, as they can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple lost teeth.
Dental bridges: dental bridges are a convenient, swift solution for patients with missing teeth. A dental bridge is usually made from a false tooth, which is fused to a crown on either side. Bridges can be made from ceramics for seamless aesthetics, and they can be fitted in just two appointments. Although they are not a permanent solution, they last around 15 years.
Dentures: if you have multiple missing teeth, you may be advised to consider dentures. Dentures are sets of false teeth, which are designed to look and function like healthy natural teeth.
If you need urgent assistance for a broken tooth, don’t hesitate to get in touch! If we can’t save the tooth, we have a raft of amazing treatment options on offer to restore your smile.